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What happend on May 30th 2008

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Isolated tribe spotted in Brazil

Friday 30th of May 2008, 0:51
related countries: Peru Peru, Brazil Brazil

One of South America's few remaining uncontacted tribes is photographed from the air on the Peru-Brazil border.
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US army suicides at record level

Friday 30th of May 2008, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

The US army records the highest number of suicides in a year since records began, with 115 deaths in 2007.
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Food crisis talks set to begin

Friday 30th of May 2008, 4:27
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Rome

Latin American and Caribbean delegates are to meet for food crisis talks ahead of a UN summit in Rome.
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Woman lived hidden in Japan flat

Friday 30th of May 2008, 6:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Police in Japan arrest a woman for living in a man's wardrobe for several months without him knowing.
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Australian wreck mystery probed

Friday 30th of May 2008, 6:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia begins an inquiry into the sinking of HMAS Sydney, one of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II.
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Australia's Origin rejects BG bid

Friday 30th of May 2008, 8:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian energy firm Origin rejects a $13bn takeover bid from UK power company BG Group.
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Obama criticises mocking sermon

Friday 30th of May 2008, 8:21
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic hopeful Barack Obama condemns the rhetoric in a supporter's sermon mocking Hillary Clinton.
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Nigeria power shortage to persist

Friday 30th of May 2008, 8:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

It will be at least seven years before Nigeria can generate enough electricity for its needs, the president says.
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Pakistani boy 'killed by teacher'

Friday 30th of May 2008, 8:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A seven-year-old student of a religious seminary in Pakistan dies after he is punished by his teacher, police say.
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Thaksin ally quits Thai cabinet

Friday 30th of May 2008, 9:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai cabinet minister allied to ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra quits amid claims he criticised the monarchy.
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Poland in plea to EU on shipyards

Friday 30th of May 2008, 9:06
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland asks the European Commission for more time to privatise its ailing shipyards, amid EU irritation over Polish state aid.
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Al-Qaeda in retreat - CIA chief

Friday 30th of May 2008, 9:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The head of the CIA says al-Qaeda is essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and on the defensive elsewhere.
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Turkish gay group will fight ban

Friday 30th of May 2008, 10:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A leading Turkish gay rights group says it will fight its court-ordered ban for "violating morality".
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Tropical storm hits Nicaragua

Friday 30th of May 2008, 10:29
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Tropical Storm Alma hits Nicaragua, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and flooding low-lying areas.
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BJP forms Karnataka government

Friday 30th of May 2008, 10:50
related countries: India India

A new government, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party takes power in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
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Japan shelves military aid flight

Friday 30th of May 2008, 11:06
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo shelves a military flight carrying quake aid to Sichuan amid Chinese fears of an anti-Japan backlash.
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US marine removed over coin claim

Friday 30th of May 2008, 11:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US marine is removed from duty over claims he distributed coins with biblical verses to citizens in Iraq.
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Croatia jails war crimes general

Friday 30th of May 2008, 11:52
related countries: Croatia Croatia

A Croatian court for the first time convicts a Croatian general for war crimes against Serbs.
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Europe fuel protests spread wider

Friday 30th of May 2008, 12:55
related countries: Spain Spain

Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices spread to more countries across Europe, with strikes by fishermen.
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Gunman attacks Yemen mosque

Friday 30th of May 2008, 13:09
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A gunman kills at least eight people after opening fire at a mosque in Yemen, officials say.
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Crash kills Chile's police chief

Friday 30th of May 2008, 13:51
related countries: Chile Chile, Panama Panama

Chile's national police chief is killed along with 10 others when their helicopter crashes in Panama.
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Live - West Indies v Australia

Friday 30th of May 2008, 14:08
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, Australia Australia

Hosts West Indies take on Australia in the second Test of the series at Antigua.
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Ovary baby survives against odds

Friday 30th of May 2008, 14:35
related countries: Australia Australia

A woman in Australia has given birth to a healthy girl after a rare full-term ectopic pregnancy.
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Wealthy Indian killer sentenced

Friday 30th of May 2008, 15:06
related countries: India India

The son of an influential Indian politician is sentenced to life imprisonment for a high profile murder.
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UN opposes forced Burma returns

Friday 30th of May 2008, 15:23
related countries: Burma Burma

A senior UN official says any coercion of Burmese cyclone victims to return home is completely unacceptable.
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Apartheid 'not root of SA riots'

Friday 30th of May 2008, 15:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's ex-leader FW De Klerk says the heritage of apartheid cannot be blamed for the xenophobic attacks.
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Exiled Burundi rebel head returns

Friday 30th of May 2008, 15:59
related countries: Burundi Burundi, Tanzania Tanzania

The leader of Burundi's last active rebel group, the FNL, returns from exile in Tanzania four days after a ceasefire.
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Guantanamo man on charge

Friday 30th of May 2008, 16:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay is to be charged with terrorism, the BBC learns.
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Row over French bogus virgin

Friday 30th of May 2008, 17:05
related countries: France France

France's ruling party opposes a court decision to annul a marriage on the basis that the wife lied about being a virgin.
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Church turns to UN for Zimbabwe

Friday 30th of May 2008, 17:15
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Anglican leaders ask the UN to intervene in Zimbabwe to protect Christians from political violence.
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Eviction notice for Nepalese king

Friday 30th of May 2008, 17:35
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Nepal's government formally tells the deposed monarch to vacate the royal palace within the next two weeks.
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Tennis: Srebotnik stuns Serena

Friday 30th of May 2008, 20:42
related countries: France France

Fifth seed Serena Williams and her sister Venus, the eighth seed, are both beaten at the French Open.
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US imposes sanctions on PKK

Friday 30th of May 2008, 22:11
related countries: United States United States

President Bush uses a US drug trafficking law to impose financial sanctions on a Kurdish rebel group.
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Cricket: Ponting passes milestone

Friday 30th of May 2008, 22:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Ricky Ponting becomes the seventh batsman and the third Australian to score 10,000 Test runs.
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Challenger blasts Mugabe's rule

Friday 30th of May 2008, 23:07
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his country is an "unmitigated embarrassment" to Africa.
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